Unauthorised day off

19 February 2020

It appears that an employee has had an unauthorised day off. He phoned in sick but then posted images of himself at a public event on social media. How should I deal with him?

Contacting an employee while they are on sick leave

19 February 2020

I have an employee who is on sick leave. I want to contact them when their doctor’s note expires to see when they intend to return to work. Is it OK for an employer to contact an employee while they are on sick leave?

Novel coronavirus

13 February 2020

What is coronavirus and is it a public health concern?

Legal pitfalls for the employer in the redundancy process

5 February 2020

I run a small to medium-sized business and I am faced with a need to downsize — probably making five or six employees redundant. How can I ensure that the process is fair and that I am not subsequently hauled up before an employment tribunal?

Pregnancy, maternity leave and redundancy

5 February 2020

My organisation needs to cut back on its staff. I see that one of the employees “at risk” from redundancy is away on maternity leave. Can I make her redundant? And, if so, how can I avoid any unpleasant and expensive legal consequences?